April 09, 2004

The Armour Archive is a great resource for anyone who is interested in making their own armor. You can browse through patterns and essays to help you on your way.
  • 'Bellydancing and swordfighting - a good combo?' asks Bjorn Swiftaxe. I imagine it confuses the opposition, anyway.
  • Last summer, an ironworker just downvalley from me was giving away his old wood-fired forge to anybody who would actually use it. How I wish I could have given that great beast a home.
  • That definitely would have been something worth having, goetter. I took a metal sculpture class in college and it is a fun way to spend time.
  • Way to beat the plowshares into swords. err, wait a minute Somehow that seems backwards.
  • what? no chastity belts?
  • no codpieces either. I love codpiecery.
  • yes, sciurus, let's bring back the codpiece, shall we?
  • I'd love to run around in something akin to this.
  • Armour -- always diverting for the hardboiled reenactor -- and for fantasists, too. Thanks, sciurus.